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#218: Frazey Ford, “U Kin B the Sun”

It’s been too long since we’ve heard from Frazey Ford – our playlist wasn’t even around when she released “Indian Ocean” back in 2014. Fortunately, the wait is over, and we’re delighted to have our favorite soulful Americana singer-songwriter back. This week, we bring you a couple of songs off “U Kin B The Sun” plus new tracks from John MorelandLilly HiattWhitney RoseLady LambHeather Woods BroderickSharon Van EttenBrandy ClarkNicole Atkins, Jason Isbell, Brent CobbChristopher Paul StellingDesureJames SteinleNathaniel RateliffBuilt to SpillSufjan Stevens & Lowell Brams, Toby HayAlex RexCalifoneShoppingRolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, and Amanda Shires.

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#217: Destroyer, “Have We Met”

Dan Bejar enters the another decade with what is probably his most remarkable piece of work since Kaputt. We’ve been featuring Destroyer’s new singles for a while now; this week, it’s time to celebrate “Have We Met”’s release. Plus, we have new tracks from YoubetDiet CigFrances QuinlanTorresLala LalaJFDRLowland HumJames ElkingtonSir Richard BishopClem SnideSam DooresTre BurtAlex RexFuturebirdsPokey LaFargeThe SadiesBohren & der Club of GoreBroochDan DeaconShopping, The Men, Hailu Mergia, and Chuck Prophet.

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#188: Jackie Cohen, “Zagg”

If you’re immediately sold on a record just by knowing Matthew E. White has put a finger on it, we don’t need to convince you further. If, on top of that, you’re a fan of Jonathan Rado-produced albums (like the most recent Father John Misty, Weyes Blood, Whitney, or Alex Cameron), you’re in for a treat. Fortunately for everyone else, Jackie Cohen’s debut LP is much more than its indie dream team of producers. We’ve been anxiously waiting for it to drop since we first heard (and featured) “FMK” back in March, and now it’s all ours.

Plus: new songs by Pile, Idles, The Dream Syndicate, Black Mountain, Alex Rex, John Southworth, A.A. Bondy, Kelly Finnigan, The Teskey Brothers, Buddy & Julie Miller, Old Man Luedecke, John Prine, Carl Anderson, Johnathan Rice & Courtney Marie Andrews, Kacy & Clayton, Kassi Valazza, Lola Kirke, Carly Rae Jepsen, Alex Cameron, Olympia, Mara Connor & Langhorne Slim, and Joe Kaplow.

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#183: Weyes Blood, “Titanic Rising”

It doesn’t take long for the listener to realize Natalie Mering is an artist in her prime while listening to her fourth record as Weyes Blood. While the already remarkable “Front Row Seat to Earth” had its number of high peaks coupled with a couple of less remarkable moments, “Titanic Rising” is a serious contender for album of the year, and definitely a career best for someone we once thought was just Enya for people who order matcha lattes at modern coffee establishments. (Sorry about that.)

Plus new tracks by the likes of Vera Sola, Heather Woods Broderick, Siskiyou, Jake Xerxes FussellPhil Cook, Laura Stevenson, Alex Rex, M. Lockwood Porter, Los Coast, Super DopplerJonah Tolchin, Carl Anderson, Drunken PrayerPUP et al.

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#100: Willie Nelson, “God’s Problem Child”

Welcome to our 100th weekly playlist! Of course we invited God Emperor Willie Nelson to the party. He brought his new record God’s Problem Child with him. It’s yours now.

Bolachas Now Playing, 16/2017 (#100):

Gorillaz – Charger (ft. Grace Jones)

Raekwon – This Is What It Comes Too

Why? – George Washington

Hoops – On Letting Go

The New Year – The Beast

Gold Connections – Popular Fiction

WATERS – Molly Is a Babe

Descendents – Who We Are

Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit – Cumberland Gap

Chris Stapleton – Second One to Know

Steve Earle – Lookin’ for a Woman

Willie Nelson – Still Not Dead

Willie Nelson – He Won’t Ever Be Gone

The War on Drugs – Thinking of a Place

Alex Rex – Gift of Weeping

Fog Lake – Ventriloquist

Palace – Bitter (Acoustic)

Justin Townes Earle – Graceland

Ryan Adams – The Empty Bed